Staff SGT Donald Wayne West, Jr., enlisted in the United States Army National Guard on September 11, 2001. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Company A of the 150th Combat Engineers served active duty Aug 29, 2004, until Dec 30, 2005. SSGT West returned to college in January, 2006. He married Lauren Ritchie June 9, 2006, at Seaside, Fla., and they have three children. SSGT West completed military service at Camp Minden, LA on Aug 23, 2009.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Day 184 - Hot Springers!

Hot Springers got a taste of Iraqi weather today. Everybody argued exactly how hot it was, but I didn't see anybody walking around with long sleeves and 70 pounds of gear and ammo.

What I did see was this guy walking down Central Avenue without his shirt on!! Blogger Bad Example says 'although Arkansas has produced such brilliant military minds as General Nathan Bedford Forrest, it has never produced anyone capable of defeating a Klingon in hand-to-hand combat.' I'm not so sure now.

Just how hot was it? Here's my dusty dash reading!